The First Man Before the Fall

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What did the scripture say about the creations of God? They were called perfect.

Genesis 1:31a

And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

This definitely includes man for he said everything that God had made was very good. And man had been created by God in verse 27 of the same chapter. The idea of good here is not as if the creatures of God could be improved upon, just like we have good, better and best, no! The word “good” there communicates perfection. And that is understandable for it is impossible that imperfection should come out of perfection, just like perfection cannot come out of imperfection. This idea of perfection is nothing but the total conformity to the image God had created in his mind about his creatures. He had an idea of what he wanted them to be and He created them just like that. Therefore, the man God created at the beginning was created perfect. Although man was perfect at creation, he was never conscious of it.

Another thing man experienced without limit was fellowship with God.

Genesis 2:15-16

15 And the lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.

God would come at the cool of the day to discuss with man, there was no such thing as a prayer request, or a sin to be confessed, Adam had the ideal fellowship with God. Man was not conscious of the abundance God had provided for him such that he would take pride in them neither was he conscious of himself, that he would see his perfection, his pleasure was in doing the desires of God and to fellowship with his creator. He had no regrets of the past neither was he cumbered with the worry of the future, for his only thirst was to hear the voice of his father. I asked myself a question while taking this study, and the question reads “was Adam righteous before the fall?” definitely! How did he become righteous? Well, he didn’t become righteous, he was created righteous. This reveals something about God; it tells us that His original plan was never for man to attain righteousness by himself. Righteousness was part of the parameters God considered when he created man, Adam didn’t have to work for a body before he could get one or his ability to speak before he could; in like manner it was never the plan of God for man to work for righteousness.

While we could continue to talk about other things like the authority he was given over all the creatures of God in Genesis 1:28, and the understanding of God’s will that he displayed in Genesis 2:19, his great intellect and the abundance God had placed in his hands, things we cannot stress enough, that characterized the wonder-man God created. God so love Adam that he gave him everything he could ever desire, to the point of sharing his nature with him.

Today when we see a man that is whipped by the devil, destroyed by sin and ravaged by sickness, it should never come to our mind that, that was the man God created in the book of Genesis for imperfection can never come out of perfection. The man God created had power over all creatures, sin and death does not have power over him, and he was a god to the devil.

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